Blessed Are the Bellmakers
February 8, 2004 9:20 PM   Subscribe

Minne de vergine are rounded marzipan confections made by nuns in honor of St. Agatha, a Christian martyr who is the patron saint of bellmakers. Not safe for the Superbowl.
posted by Slagman (7 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The iconography that inspired it all. Note the platter.
posted by Slagman at 9:24 PM on February 8, 2004

Don't take this personally, but it's things like this that make me believe God doesn't exist...

What a horrible and ugly story. But worth reading, nonetheless.
posted by shepd at 12:16 AM on February 9, 2004

The proper dessert to follow a nice St. Erasemus stew.
(just kidding - there isn't a St. Erasemus stew, I hope)
posted by milovoo at 12:42 AM on February 9, 2004

I wonder if anyone took the trouble to find out exactly how many of them you do get to the pound?
posted by biffa at 2:56 AM on February 9, 2004

Speaking of patron saints, there's the "Little Virgin of the Avocado Groves" (scroll down a bit for the story, demarcated by bold text) - She's the somewhat right-wing patron saint of avocados, property rights, and employee fidelity.

But Saint Dymphna</a. is my favorite.
posted by troutfishing at 7:29 AM on February 9, 2004

Oops, that's Saint Dymphna
posted by troutfishing at 7:30 AM on February 9, 2004

...During the tortures that preceded her martyrdom her breasts were cruelly crushed...

Genesis of the mammogram?
posted by romakimmy at 9:48 AM on February 9, 2004

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